September 23, 2020

Author: Steve Pilkington

Former editor of the CRS magazine 'Rock Society'. Presenter of weekly radio show A Saucerful Of Prog on Rock Radio UK. Author of several music biographies. 70s throwback...

RICK WAKEMAN – The Red Planet (Madfish)

There are always things which are anticipated just a little bit more than the norm. Some of these are overwhelmingly successful (Deep Purple's reunion with Perfect Strangers, for example, or Bruce Dickinson's return to Iron Maiden), while others are markedly less so (the Genesis 'reboot' with Calling All Stations, or David Gilmour's intensely underwhelming Rattle..

DEREK SHERINIAN launches ‘Empyrean Sky’, first track from new album ‘The Phoenix’

World acclaimed keyboardist Derek Sherinian, (Sons of Apollo, Black Country Communion), one of the most significant keyboard players of the modern era, recently announced the release of his new solo album The Phoenix on the 18th September 2020, his first since 2011’s Oceana. Derek comments: "I truly feel that this is my best solo record to date. Simon and..

THAT JOE PAYNE – By Name. By Nature.

A deeply thoughtful work which delves beneath the surface of the music to give the listener a real glimpse into what it is to be 'that Joe Payne'. Most people - or most prog fans,certainly - will probably know Joe Payne (with or without 'That') as the singer with bombastic symphonic band The Enid. When..